It’s hard to believe that five years have past since I made the largest purchase of my life. It was five years ago today that I closed on a two bedroom, 642 square foot condo. It was, at the same time, the scariest and most exciting day. Page after page of legal jargon kept coming my way to sign. At the end I turned over a very large check and was given the keys to my own house.
I say house because it took some work before it became home. The two biggest offenders were the kitchen and bath. The previous owners had attempted a country theme in the kitchen. This consisted of foam "beams" adhered to the ceiling, plaid wallpaper, and two-tone kitchen cabinets. As you might guess the beams came down, the wallpaper was removed, and the kitchen cabinets took on a single paint color. Other changes included a new faucet, molding, an additional cabinet over the sink, new light fixture, new fridge, and fresh paint.